As the world of architecture mourns the loss of Zaha Hadid at the age of 65, we take a look at some of her most striking structures that have pushed design boundaries.
In the words of her friend Lord Norman Foster “It was Zaha’s triumph to go beyond the beautiful graphic visions of her sculptural approach to architecture into reality that so upset some of her critics. She was an individual of great courage, conviction and tenacity.”
1. Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Hyde Park, London
In 2013, Zaha Hadid transformed the interior of the Magazine building – a 200-year-old former gunpowder store – and added a curvaceous new extension as a contemporary counterpoint.
2. Dongdaemun Design Park
Seoul’s Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza (DDP) opened its doors in March 2014.
3. The Heydar Aliyev Center
The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 619,000-square-foot building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.
4. The London Aquatic Centre
The London Aquatic Centre is designed to accommodate the London 2012 Olympic Games.
5. Messner Mountain Museum Corones
MMM Corones, situated on the summit plateau of Kronplatz (2275 m), is dedicated to the discipline of mountaineering, which Reinhold Messner has strongly influenced. The museum is devoted to alpine history and offers unique views of the big walls of the Dolomites and the Alps.
6. Sheikh Zayed bridge in Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Bridge, opened in 2010, is an arch bridge in Abu Dhabi. The 842 meter long bridge is said to be the most intricate ever constructed with its curved lines reflecting the sand dunes of the desert.
7. Dominion office building, Moscow, Russia
Dominion Tower, an avant-garde office complex in Moscow, designed by Zaha Hadid is home to technogloy and start-up companies.